Downtown Events

The City produces, sponsors, and coordinates numerous events in downtown throughout the year, from arts and cultural programming to sports events. Take a look and see how you can experience the new Hub City.

For up-to-date information, please visit our Facebook page:

Interested in requesting a City Sponsorship for your event? Please visit the city sponsorships page for additional information.

Sponsorship Request Form

Sponsorship Report Form
Criterium KickOff


Saint Patrick's Day Run Fest - March 14, 2020
This event has been cancelled

5K, 8K, ½ Marathon, and 1 mile walk, all benefitting the Community Free Clinic of Washington County. Sponsored by the City of Hagerstown and Washington County Recreation Department. My Community Free Clinic

Sweets on the Streets - March 14, 2020   
This event has been cancelled

Cookies, cupcakes, chocolate fountains, gelato, and more! A Main Street Hagerstown event.
Main Street Hagerstown

Maryland International Film Festival - March 27-29, 2020 
This event has been POSTPONED - see AUGUST below

Bringing the good people of this city and county the finest films from around the world – right in downtown Hagerstown! Maryland International Film Festival


Over the Edge- April 25, 2020
This event has been POSTPONED - see OCTOBER below

The Boys & Girls Club of Washington County's exhilarating event! Rappel off the Alexander House and raise money for a great cause!

Rock the Run 5K - April 25, 2020
This event has been cancelled. The 2021 event will take place on April 24.

Taste of the Arts- April 30, 2020
This event has been POSTPONED - new date TBD

Savor delicious bites from downtown eateries while delighting in the sweet and spicy sights and sounds of local artists! 


Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music - May 22, 2020 
Great music, food, and drink at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. Imagine Hagerstown

Shakespeare in the Park - May 29-31, 2020
Maryland Entertainment Group brings live theatre to Hagerstown’s University Plaza. Free! Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic and enjoy a summer tradition. Maryland Entertainment Group


USMH Spirit Run 5K - June 6, 2020
This event has been POSTPONED - see September

Fresh Academicz Dance Battle  - June 13-14
Some of the best dancers around battle it out at University Plaza; workshops too! 50 W. Washington St.  Fresh Academicz.

Juneteenth - June 19-20, 2020
Doleman Black Heritage celebrates Juneteenth in University Plaza, 50 W. Washington St.

Tour of Washington County Bike Race - June 19, 2020
Downtown Criterium Race brought to you by the Antietam Velo Club. Speeding cyclists spin around the City Center’s A&E District.  AVC Racing

The Miss Maryland and Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Pageant 
Come to the Maryland Theatre to watch Maryland’s best as they vie for the title of Miss Maryland and Miss Maryland’s Outstanding Teen. The Miss Maryland/Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Pageants are official preliminaries to Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competitions, the world’s largest scholarship organization for women.
Miss Maryland

Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music - June 26, 2020
Great music, food, and drink at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street 


Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park – July 4, 2020
Free to the public! 30 minutes of spectacular fireworks begin at 9:30 pm.
No alcoholic beverages. No personal fireworks. No pets (only service animals permitted).

Hagerstown Hopes Pride Festival - July 18, 2020 
Live entertainment, vendors, speakers, food, and more. Come out and show your support of the LGBTQ+ community whether you're gay, bi, lesbian, trans, questioning, or straight. Hagerstown Pride festival is a family friendly event that is a good time for all regardless of sexual orientation.
Hagerstown Hopes

Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music – July 24, 2020
Great music, food, and drink at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street.  Imagine Hagerstown


Krumpe’s Donut Alley 5K – August 7, 2020

Augustoberfest – August 15-16, 2020
A Hagerstown tradition! Celebrate the City’s German heritage with traditional Bavarian entertainment and food. This event helps raise scholarship funds to send exchange students to our sister city – Wesel, Germany. Augustoberfest

Summer Slide – August 22, 2020
A wet and slippery way to beat the heat of a Hagerstown August afternoon! Slide down Baltimore Street from Prospect to Walnut and enjoy a summer thrill!  Whats Nxt

Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music - August 28, 2020 
Great music, food, and drink at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. 
Imagine Hagerstown

Maryland International Film Festival - August 28-30, 2020 
Bringing the good people of this city and county the finest films from around the world – right in downtown Hagerstown!  Maryland International Film Festival


USMH Spirit Run 5K – September 12, 2020

Porchfest – date TBD
Enjoy fun music on the unique porches of Prospect Street’s historic homes.  PorchFest

Thunder In The Square – September 25, 2020
A classic car show that takes over downtown! Alsatia Club

Imagine Hagerstown Saturday Street Festival – September 26, 2020
A full day of music, artisan craft vendors, great food and drink, and activities for people of all ages! South Potomac Street, between Washington and Antietam. Imagine Hagerstown.


Ghost Tours of Historic Hagerstown – date TBD
Learn about the haunted sites of downtown Hagerstown, by wagon or on foot. Mysterious noises, Civil War stories, skeletons unearthed. Spooky! Ghost Tours at Historic Hagerstown

City Wide Trick-Or-Treat - Friday, October 30, 2020
6:00pm to 8:00pm throughout the City of Hagerstown

Spooky Sprint - October 31
Nothing like a 2-mile run (or walk) before the annual Mummer’s Parade! Info:

Alsatia Mummer’s Parade - Saturday, October 31
An annual Hagerstown tradition since 1921 with somewhere in the neighborhood of 70,000 people convening for the festivities.  Alsatia Club


Hagerstown Gridiron Championship Classic - date TBD
The Annual Hagerstown Gridiron Championship Classic between the Rebels of South Hagerstown High School and the Hubs of North Hagerstown High School. At the end of the game, the Mayor will present the perpetual trophy to the winning team to be kept at their school throughout the year. Info:

City Center Tree Lighting - Monday, November 23, 2020
Music, caroling, Santa, and of course, the lighting of the tree on Public Square!

Hollyfest - Monday, November 23, 2020
Student and youth performance groups come together for a seasonal performance at the Maryland Theatre. No tickets required. Info:


Christkindl Markt - December 11-12, 2020
Join Main Street Hagerstown for the Christkindl Markt, a German Christmas shopping tradition. Come celebrate Hagerstown’s cultural heritage with a German shopping experience in the heart of downtown to kick off the holiday season.  Christkindl Markt

Krumpe's Donut Drop - December 31, 2020, 5-7 pm
Come to the Public Square for the iconic Donut Drop counting down to the New Year! Free Krumpe’s donuts, coffee, and hot chocolate plus live music and fireworks!

But wait….there’s more!
Other organizations also host a variety of events downtown and in our beautiful parks. Be sure to check out:

City of Hagerstown Parks & Recreation 
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Washington County Historical Society  
Washington County Free Library  
Washington County Arts Council 
The Maryland Theatre (
Washington County Playhouse